Phones cut by cable theft in Saxlingham Nethergate

A village has been cut off from the internet and telephone landlines since thieves stole underground cables.

Norfolk Police said 5,905ft (1,800m) of live copper phone cables were taken from Saxlingham Nethergate on Monday night.

BT said it had received about 100 reported faults from people affected by the theft.

Engineers were on site but it would be "well into next week" before everyone was reconnected, the spokesperson said.

Norfolk Police said the cable, which will cost £10,500 to replace, was taken when thieves accessed five manholes on Broaden Lane, which runs between Hempnall and Saxlingham Nethergate.

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